Friday, November 2, 2012
Well what a beautiful weekend we had last weekend at our first Sew Along Retreat! There were a large number of lovely ladies who joined us at the Avalon Homestead in Toodyay for a weekend of sewing, laughing, inspiration and well who could pass up any chance to have your meals cooked for you for three days! We started the weekend with a Mystery project - these sweet Strawberries - a great way to get to know one another!
There were many projects that people had brought along as well as the Log Cabin Workshop that we taught on the Saturday morning. So many beautiful blocks started to come together - some over late nights and early mornings.
There were no two quilts the same with lots of colours and textures and treasured heirlooms being created!
Aside from Log Cabin Quilts there were lots of other projects being made - with Advent Calendars, Raggy Quilts, Disappearing 9 Patch quilts, Cushions, Bags, Aprons and even a Tutu! We had such a wonderful weekend and it was great to meet so many new people. You can check out my face book page for all the photos of the weekend. There were ladies there who had never sewn before as well as lots of experienced sewers so to share and inspire each other. Claire and I are now busily planning our 2013 Retreat with details out very soon.
Of course all wonderful weekends come to an end and now it is head down and tail up as Perth Upmarket is only 3 weeks away. With my Smiling Santa's on the Postcards I have to get serious and get cutting and stitching some felt decorations - always fun!